"I take my paddle with diamonds."I'd like to just take a second to follow-up Mr. Jon Coen's last post about the celebrity surf thing and their apparent obsession with stand-up paddle surfing. Looking at this from a historical perspective to give us a little bit better understanding around this glitzy sub-culture, Matthew McConaughey and Pierce Brosnan may be Hollywood's latest heroes to hit the lineup, but they're hardly the first. As you can see by this collection of rarely seen photos graciously lent to ESPN Surfing from the Screen Actor's Guild Stand-Up Paddle Surfing Historical Society (SAGSUPSHS, for short), Charlie Chaplin and Groucho Marx appear to be some of the earliest innovators. Judging by their archives, for over 80 years now some of the biggest stars of stage and screencomedians especiallyhave been drawn to this faux Sport of Kings. Where will all this lead? More importantly, when will it end? One way or the other, ain't nobody winning any Academy Awards out there.
Watch Jon Stewart ridicule Pierce "Big Kahuna" Brosnan's Stand-Up Obsession On The Daily Show:
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